Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey

Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey

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Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur p tissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia First of all? There's checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack--his very attractive but moody captain.

A collection of the first half, freshmen and sophomore year, of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please : #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life. This book includes updated art and a hilarious, curated selection of Bitty's beloved tweets.

Author: Ngozi Ukazu
Publisher: First Second
Published: 09/18/2018
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.27lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781250177964
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.6
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 507584 / Check Please! #Hockey!

Award: William C. Morris YA Debut Award - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 07/01/2018 pg. 38
School Library Journal 08/01/2018 pg. 79
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2018 pg. 211
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please!, a massively popular online graphic novel. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 and received a master's in sequential art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While she used her intensive knowledge of ice hockey to launch Check, Please! in 2013, Ngozi has a deep interest in sports that ranges from half-marathon training to basketball documentaries. Ngozi also cites '90s sitcoms as a major influence in the quirky, found-family feel of Check, Please!